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RMW

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Spanish Moss Sunset
« on: March 10, 2023, 02:31:51 pm »

White Kitchen Nature Preserve
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
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Mark Nadler

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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2023, 04:25:14 pm »

Normally I don't care for images like this but I really like yours.

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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2023, 05:57:33 pm »

This is really well done. Almost too much to take in; get it printed BIG! One could get lost for hours in it. I suppose that's like the bayou.

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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2023, 09:40:03 am »

Beautifully done.
It feels like pure Louisiana to me.
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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2023, 11:18:47 am »

Thank you Mark, David, and Eric for your supportive comments.
The task for me in photographing these Louisiana wetlands is to make photos true to the subject and yet understandable to the viewer.
Unlike subjects such as the Welsh Coast with its simple power, these marshes and swamps are lush, fecund places with a profusion of complicated elements. I've found making them into appealing, relatable photos, takes more than a little practice and requires a whole lot of luck.
That you all like this is very gratifying.
Thanks again,
Richard
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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2023, 11:27:29 am »

I like this one a lot. The moss produces some sort of haze when seen from a distance.
Well done!
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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2023, 11:39:25 am »

I agree with all the other comments. This one really stands out from the crowd when it comes to swamp photos.
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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2023, 04:08:52 pm »

There's a mystical quality to the light reflecting off the Spanish moss that is very captivating to the eye.
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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2023, 12:22:13 am »

Nice! Is it an HDR? As a nitpick, while you did a very good job taming the highlights, I still find them borderline too strong.

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Re: Spanish Moss Sunset
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2023, 04:33:39 pm »

Thank you Francois,  Arlen, Bob, and Armand for your good comments.

Armand, nit-picking is most appreciated. This is an HDR image from 2 files. I find with this much light it's necessary, tho I hope it's not egregiously HDR. And I know it's got some blown highlights. I could not get rid of them without losing the "mystical" quality Bob refers to or the "haze" Francois describes. When I sat there in my little boat looking at this scene, it was almost, but not quite, too bright to see.

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